Chris Tacinelli, PE

President & CEO
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 703-787-9913

Chris has spent his entire professional career at Gorove Slade and has served as president since 2007 when the firm’s founders transitioned ownership to Chris and a team of principals. He leads with a steadfast commitment to client service and staff development. Under his leadership the company has fostered a cohesive “One Firm” ethos across all offices and launched strategic initiatives supporting expansion. Chris began his career as an entry-level engineer and grew into a market leader, eventually establishing the first Virginia office location to spur growth throughout Northern Virginia. His portfolio of work includes both public and private projects, with experience balancing local and state regulations while championing transportation solutions that optimize mobility across all modes of transportation. Chris has provided expert testimony before various boards, commissions and courts, contributed to articles in industry publications, and shared insights at trade conferences and universities.

While originally from Connecticut, Chris has been a Fairfax County resident for nearly three decades and has fostered close community ties. In his free time, Chris enjoys golfing, skiing, and exploring the world with his wife, three adult children, and dog, Santino “Sonny” Coreleone Tacinelli.


Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


Professional Engineer – Virginia